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Entry Clearances

Home Department written question – answered on 29th November 2011.

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Photo of Yvette Cooper Yvette Cooper Shadow Home Secretary, Shadow Minister (Equalities Office) (Women and Equalities)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many tier 2 intra-company transfers were issued in (a) July 2008 to June 2009, (b) July 2009 to June 2010 and (c) July 2010 to June 2011.

Photo of Theresa May Theresa May Minister for Women and Equalities, The Secretary of State for the Home Department

Tier 2 and the category intra-company transfers were introduced in November 2008.

There were 10,065, 26,554 and 29,390 visas issued to main applicants under tier 2 intra-company transfers respectively in July 2008 to June 2009, July 2009 to June 2010 and July 2010 to June 2011. There were 3,258, 6,507 and 6,231 grants of extensions of stay to such applicants for the same periods.

The latest Home Office immigration statistics on entry clearance visas issued and grants of extension, together with earlier data, are published in the Immigration Statistics release, which is available from the Home Office Science website at:

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/publications/science-research-statistics/research-statistics/immigration-asylum-research/immigration-q3-2011/

A copy of the latest release, “Immigration Statistics July-September 2011”, will be placed in the House Library.

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